Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — Civil War Encased Postage

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
86
 
Sale 1068, Lot 86, Civil War Encased PostageAyer's Cathartic Pills, Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Lowell Mass., 1c Blue (EP2, EP13). First Short Arrows, second Medium "Ayers", small mica flaws which are more pronounced on the EP2 than the EP13, Fine appearance

1,050
400
87
 
Sale 1068, Lot 87, Civil War Encased PostageBailey & Co., Philadelphia, 1c Blue (EP21). Flaws incl. mica crack, light toning and small corrosions spot on case, Fine appearance and very rare, only 5-10 reported in Reed census

1,100
350
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88
 
Sale 1068, Lot 88, Civil War Encased PostageJoseph L. Bates, Boston, 1c Blue, "FANCYGOODS" One Word and Two Words (EP26-EP26a). Different stamp shades, attractive cases, bit of stamp toning or wrinkling, Fine appearing and scarce pair, this is only the second example of No. EP26 contained in Power Search

1,050
425
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89
 
Sale 1068, Lot 89, Civil War Encased PostageBurnett's Cocoaine Kalliston, 1c Blue (EP44). Stamp with rich color, intact mica, Very Fine

750
425
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90
 
Sale 1068, Lot 90, Civil War Encased PostageBurnett's Cocoaine Kalliston, 1c Blue (EP44). Beautiful golden case color, stamp well positioned with just a small bit of toning, still Very Fine

750
350
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91
 
Sale 1068, Lot 91, Civil War Encased PostageDrake's Plantation Bitters, 1c Blue (EP70). Rich color, mica intact and reverse with traces of original silvering, tiny corrosion spot on tab, otherwise Very Fine

500
275
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92
 
Sale 1068, Lot 92, Civil War Encased Postage"Feuchtwanger" Nine-Cent Strip. Three 3c 1861's slightly overlapping in rectangular copper frame, some trimmed perfs and mica faults, frame embossed with floral motif and central eagle and snake, this is reminiscent to Feuchtwanger's 1c obverse design, this fantasy was made by someone other than Gault or Scovill, and has nothing to do with Feuchtwanger, nevertheless examples have been collected along with encased postage stamps for decades, lot also incl. No. 300 encased in an ornate metal frame - allegedly associated with the 1901 Pan American Expo but we have no verification of that

E. 300-400
250
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93
 
Sale 1068, Lot 93, Civil War Encased PostageJ. Gault, 1c Blue (EP93). Stamp with bit of toning, case shows traces of original silvering, Fine and scarce, Reed census reports 11-15 known

600
350
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94
 
Sale 1068, Lot 94, Civil War Encased PostageJ. Gault, New York N.Y., 5c Red Brown, Ribbed Frame (EP96a). Stamp in a rich shade, light golden brown case, clear ribbing, mica with some slight lamination, Very Fine, also incl. Fractional Currency Nos. PC5-PC8, couple tiny flaws, overall Fine

1,220
450
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95
 
Sale 1068, Lot 95, Civil War Encased PostageMendum's Family Wine Emporium, New York N.Y., 1c Blue (EP129). Stamp with deep rich color and choice positioning, case has rich olive brown color, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce issue, George Mendum was a wine merchant and retailer of other goods, such as cigars, pickles and luxury food items, his "family emporium," located at Broadway and Cedar Street, was primarily a drinking establishment, but Mendum cleverly offered other products to justify its "family" appeal.

1,000
650
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96
 
Sale 1068, Lot 96, Civil War Encased PostageCivil War Encased Postage Balance (EP2, EP70). Two, incl. Ayer's Cathartic Pills and Drake's Plantation Bitters, first with some original silvering, both with serious mica faults resulting in stamp toning, appear Fine

1,050
225
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